HSN host Colleen Lopez tipped us off again: Jersey Girl Queen Latifah is coming to HSN!
Here is Colleen’s post on Facebook, but the news was in an HSN press release today.
We have exciting news: The Queen is coming to HSN (and we’re not talking about William and Harry’s grandmother!). The fabulous Queen Latifah will launch her new ‘Queen’ collection in August featuring apparel, accessories and more….All Hail the Queen!”
Here’s what Latifah told Women’s Wear Daily about her line including “plus” sizes.
“It is a word we need to bury at this point … I wanted to make something size two and up,” she told WWD. “The truth is, we all would like to wear the same clothes. We all want to wear beautiful, fly clothes no matter what size you are, and so for me it was important to match with a company that understood and respected that ideal.”
We weren’t invited to the preview event that was apparently held today.
Queen Latifah reigns on HSN
Here’s the press release:
Award-Winning Musical Artist & Actress Queen Latifah Launches Exclusive New Lifestyle Brand on HSN
— Queen Collection To Debut on HSN August 27 —
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Queen Latifah, winner of Grammy, Golden Globe and SAG awards, has partnered with leading multichannel retailer HSN for the exclusive launch of the Queen Collection, her first-ever lifestyle brand. On August 27, Latifah will debut a unique collection of apparel, handbags and outerwear, and will introduce a hair extension line in September. The premiere will feature designs inspired by her personal style and design aesthetic.
Queen Latifah is an inspiration to women everywhere based on her unbridled success in music, television and film. Conscientious of her stature as a role model and fashion icon, Latifah created her new collection to inspire women to find their own personal style. The Queen Collection offers women fashionable wardrobe-building pieces of apparel and accessories at accessible prices.
“I wanted my collection to reflect my personal style while giving women the tools to build a wardrobe they can feel good in,” said Queen Latifah. “I partnered with HSN because it’s the ideal platform to share my story and the stories of women who inspired me. I hope to instill confidence in hundreds of thousands of women across the country.”
“To truly capture the diverse aspects of this remarkable artist, we focused on creating a comprehensive lifestyle brand that encompasses apparel, accessories and beauty,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “Queen Latifah’s appeal is universal, and her ability to entertain, enlighten and empower women is sure to resonate with our customers.”
A shot from the HSN preview for the Queen that we weren't invited to.
HSN and Queen Latifah have collaborated to create designs that compliment a variety of body types. Inspired by silhouettes that have been adapted from Latifah’s personal wardrobe and fused with her background in the equestrian world, the Queen Collection features sleek riding pants, slouchy blazers, ruffled blouses, fringe ombre scarves and a suede moto jacket.
The Queen Collection apparel and outerwear lines are grounded with easy-to-wear basics, casual sweaters, great fitting jeans, leggings and tees. Priced under $100, the apparel line focuses on layering pieces such as jackets and coats. The line’s handbags and outerwear styles are all constructed in genuine leathers and suede and are priced between $170 and $300. These designs feature studded details, zippers and moto silhouettes.
Following her first on-air appearance on August 27, Latifah will return to HSN in September to debut a custom line of Natural Wavy Clip-On hair extensions. Women everywhere will have access to high quality, 100% Remy Indian hair extensions at accessible prices. Available in a range of colors, including black, shades of brown, auburn and shades of blonde, the Queen hair extension collection starts at just over $100.
“HSN and I have worked closely together to create a high quality hair product for women who are interested in reinventing their look,” continued Latifah. “Since my brand philosophy is about instilling confidence in women everywhere, I want to help them transform their look from head to toe.”
Queen Latifah is currently scheduled to appear on HSN starting on Saturday, August 27 at 12:01 a.m. (EDT). More information on the upcoming launch of the Queen collection can be found at hsn.com.